I wish I could give you 6 stars - better yet, I wish you didn't have to write the story but we live in 'interesting times' as the chinese curse goes.
Too late for me to emigrate so I just retired early.
God help us if this is the future of primary care! As I progress into my dotage I wish to have face-to-face consultations with a real, live GP. It looks like I'll have to go private to ensure that.
Can I sign my wife up?
We cannot even get video links to work reliably between hospitals and educated professionals. These links will go down in months and the equipment left to gather dust!
I seem to remember a series of clergymen taking assembly during my secondary school years. Didn't make me want to join their number!
It has gone too far to reverse. Juniors get what training you need and get out while you still can. Australia, Canada and NZ will fill up sooner rather than later!
Alcohol is a good answer - but only in the form of a bottle of 16 year old Lagavulin wrapped in the exam paper!
"Hellfire and damnation are raining on Mr Hammond, and Mrs May". Couldn't happen to a nicer couple!
Back to your usual ranty self I am happy to see!
"Au revoir, cochons!" - Is what Guillaume should have said.
Andrea - just go! Leaving Brexit aside, surely the health economy in Piedmont cannot be worse than the state of the NHS?
"...when Mick Hucknall’s fingers arrive in the post." - Brilliant!! I am still laughing!
No.3 made me laugh out loud! Keep it up Mr. S.
It is sad that things are so bad in NI that the GPs have been forced into this but they have my wholehearted support and good wishes for the future!
Copernicus, where is your sense of duty to your family - even to yourself! Read your post again and think about what you have written. It reads like the commander of the rearguard left with the flag as the enemy surrounds his dugout! Sell up! Move abroad and get to play with your kids!
The PM should get her head out her brexit and deal with the train crash that is the NHS before she loses what little credibility she has left!
I can imagine Hunt in a black cape and top hat twirling his moustaches while laughing evilly. The poor NHS tied to the rail tracks and the train coming round the bend.....
Seriously, Dr Conrad? More control of your working life to NHS management? Another contract that can unilaterally be rewritten - just not by you!
What are you all waiting for? Leave and save your sanity! You will also be helping your colleagues left behind as reality (eventually) bites.